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Andor cast, characters, and actors

It's the best Star Wars series we've seen on Disney Plus so far, so we're taking the time to introduce you to the Andor cast, including leading man Diego Luna.

Andor cast: Diego Luna as Cassian Andor

Who is in the Andor cast? Andor surprised us all. Set before the murky thrills of Rogue One, it follows Diego Luna’s title character as he becomes embroiled in the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire. It was a deeply mature spin on Star Wars, and we loved it.

The most devoted Star Wars fans, us among them, were completely wowed by Andor, as it instantly became the best Star Wars series. We got a more in-depth look at the Rebellion in its earliest years, as well as the dark political machinations of the Galactic Empire. It introduced us to some of the best Star Wars characters we’ve ever seen, emerging as one of the best TV series in the franchise.

If you’re as big a fan of the best sci-fi series and the antics of Cassian Andor as we are, we’ve made it easy to keep track of the Andor cast as we wait patiently for the Andor season 2 release date.

 The main Andor cast list:

Below is the main cast for Andor. These are the big names and characters that you need to know and keep up to date with.

Here’s the main Andor cast list:

Andor cast: Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Star Wars Andor

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor

The star of the show, as you may have guessed, is the titular hero Cassian Andor. Diego Luna reprises his role from Rogue One, but Andor takes place earlier in the Star Wars timeline to show us how Cassian got involved in the Rebel cause. If you’re planning to watch the Star Wars movies in order, we highly recommend giving Andor a watch before you get to Rogue One.

When he’s not sticking it to the man in the galaxy far, far away, Luna has offered his vocal talents to some of the best animated movies like The Book of Life and, more recently, DC League of Super Pets. The star made his name in one of the best 2000s movies, Y Tu Mamá También, and since then, he’s had roles in The Terminal and Milk.

Andor cast: Stellan Skarsgard as Luthen Rael

Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael

Luthen Rael is the man with a plan when it comes to leading the Rebellion’s charge against Emperor Palpatine and his evil ways. The ISB may know him only as Axis, but we’ve learned a lot about Luthen Rael’s plan and also spotted lots of Easter eggs in his antique shop on Coruscant.

Most people will recognize Skarsgård for his work in the MCU, where he plays Erik Selvig in the Thor cast. More recently, he’s continued carving out his groove in science fiction movies, starring as the monstrous Baron Harkonnen in Dune (he’ll be back upon the Dune 2 release date) under a mountain of prosthetics. Skarsgård has also made his name in Good Will Hunting and the feel-good musical romp Mamma Mia.

Andor cast: Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma in Star Wars Andor

Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma

Taking on an existing character and making it your own is never easy, but Genevieve O’Reilly did just that when she assumed the role of Mon Mothma for the Prequel Trilogy. She’s now been given the opportunity to develop the character further than ever before, and she’s doing an incredible job with that freedom.

When she’s not dressing in luxurious clothing and taking on the Galactic Senate, O’Reilly has also starred in the adventure movie The Legend of Tarzan, The Snowman, and some of Britain’s best drama series like Spooks and Waking the Dead. O’Reilly is back as Mon Mothma in the new Star Wars series Ahsoka.

Andor cast: Denise Gough as Dedra Meero in Star Wars Andor

Denise Gough as Dedra Meero

Move aside Darth Vader, Dedra Meero is ready to take the crown amid the best Star Wars villains of all time. While the Sith may have their ways of intimidating their enemies, the simple brutality and ruthlessness of Meero is scary enough.

Denise Gough is fantastic in the role, and this could well be her breakthrough moment. Previously, big roles have been few and far between, but you may recognize her from The Kid Who Would be King, The Other Lamb, or as the voice of Yennefer in The Witcher video game series.

Andor cast: Kyle Soller as Syril Karn in Star Wars Andor

Kyle Soller as Syril Karn

Just like Denise Gough, Kyle Soller is experiencing a real breakthrough since joining the Star Wars cast for Andor. His portrayal of Syril Karn as a desperate, disillusioned man has been one of the most effective elements of the whole show, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

Soller hasn’t really had any major roles before this, but you may have spotted him in one of the 2010’s best war movies, Fury, or in the TV show Poldark.

Andor cast: Fiona Shaw as Maarva in Andor

Fiona Shaw as Maarva Andor

Sweet old Maarva, Cassian’s adoptive mother, is one of the most respected members of society on the key planet in Andor, Ferrix. She’s a resilient, rebellious lady who refuses to give in to the Empire, and we have her to thank for Cassian being the man he is today.

Shaw is someone you will definitely have seen before in the likes of Fleabag, Killing Eve, or the Netflix movie Enola Holmes alongside Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. And next time you watch the Harry Potter movies in order, take a moment to enjoy her performance as the evil Petunia Dursley.

Andor cast: Andy Serkis as Kino Loy in Star Wars Andor

Andy Serkis as Kino Loy

Andor episode 8 sprung a huge surprise with the arrival of Kino Loy, as we never expected to see Andy Serkis in Andor, or indeed the Star Wars universe ever again. But, by Andor episode 10, we were so happy he decided to return and take on this new role.

We’re not sure what happened to Kino Loy (though we know he’ll be back for the final season), but Andy Serkis’ impact here is arguably even greater than when he played Supreme Leader Snoke in the Sequel Trilogy. Speaking of villains, Serkis is certainly more accustomed to playing despicable characters.

Away from Star Wars, he has mainly made a name for himself as the motion-capture guy, playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies. He has also played one of the best Marvel villains, Ulysses Klaue, and Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman, so he knows his way around the best superhero movies.

Andor cast: Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha in Star Wars Andor

Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha

There’s a great array of British talent in Andor, and Faye Marsay brings brilliant tenacity and spirit to the role of Vel Sartha. She was the leader of the heist on Aldhani in Andor episode 6, and it was later revealed that Vel Sartha and Mon Mothma are related.

Marsay is another actor who hasn’t done a great deal, but she is a Game of Thrones alum and has also appeared in episodes of Black Mirror and Doctor Who, too.

Kathryn Hunter as Eedy Karn in Andor cast

Kathryn Hunter as Eedy Karn

Starring as Syril’s overbearing mother, Kathryn Hunter doesn’t have a major role in Andor, but she leaves a huge impression, and she quietly becomes one of our favorite characters. Don’t ask us why because we really can’t justify it.

Hunter is primarily a stage actor, though she’s also appeared in the Harry Potter movies as Arabella Figg and as the three witches in Joel Coen’s Macbeth.

Alex Ferns as Linus Mosk in Andor cast

Alex Ferns as Sergeant Linus Mosk

Syril Karn’s dedicated right-hand man, Linus Mosk, is a determined trooper who helps Karn on the hunt for Andor. Alex Ferns has confirmed that he won’t be back for season 2, unfortunately.

But, if you want more from the actor, you can look to 2022’s The Batman, in which he has a small role as Commissioner Pete Savage. He also appears in one episode of Chernobyl.

Ben Bailey Smith as Blevin in Andor cast

Ben Bailey Smith as Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin

Blevin is the man who, somehow, made us root for Denise Gough’s Dedra Meero. The rivalry between the two in the ranks of the ISB spurred Meero on as she scrambled to find Andor and Axis.

Ben Bailey Smith brings Blevin to life in the show, and the actor — who’s also a rapper — has also starred in lots of British TV including Fleabag and Doctor Who.

Andor cast: Alex Lawther as Karis Nemik

Alex Lawther as Karis Nemik

One of the most fascinating aspects of Andor could have been missed by many, but we loved the idea of Karis Nemik’s manifesto. Nemik’s writing essentially paved the way for Cassian Andor’s enlightenment to the Rebellion movement, and the young comrade literally gave his life for the cause.

Playing Karis Nemik is Alex Lawther, who is yet another brilliant, emerging British talent. Among his list of credits include one of the best comedy series of recent years, The End of the F***ing World, and he also appeared in one of the best Black Mirror episodes, titled Shut Up and Dance, from season 3.

Andor cast: Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Arvel Skeen

Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Arvel Skeen

As one of the conspirators to join Cassian Andor in the first arc of Andor season 1, Arvel Skeen was a character who caught our attention early on, and our curiosity was rightly piqued by this mysterious man. Turns out, Arvel Skeen would betray the Rebels, leading to Cassian killing his former comrade.

Skeen is played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, who is on quite a run when it comes to his recent career choices. He starred alongside Jon Bernthal in one of the best Netflix series, The Punisher, where he played hacker-extraordinaire David Lieberman. More recently, Moss-Bachrach outdid himself with his role as Richie in The Bear cast. While he starts out as a bit of an asshole, Richie becomes a loveable asshole by the end of season 2, and we can’t wait to see how his character grows in The Bear season 3.

Everyone in the Andor cast

Below, we’re bringing you the full Andor cast list, including everyone who showed up as part of the Star Wars series on Disney Plus. That’s right…everyone.

  • Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Luthen Rael
  • Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
  • Denise Gough as Dedra Meero
  • Kyle Soller as Syril Karn
  • Fiona Shaw as Maarva Andor
  • Andy Serkis as Kino Loy
  • Faye Marsay as Vel Sartha
  • Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
  • Jacob James Beswick as Attendant Heert
  • Varada Sethu as Cinta Kaz
  • Anton Lesser as Major Partagaz
  • Michael Jenn as Supervisor Lagret
  • Robert Emms as Supervisor Lonni Jung
  • Dave Chapman as B2EMO
  • Elizabeth Dulau as Kleya Marki
  • Joplin Sibtain as Brasso
  • Alastair Mackenzie as Perrin Fertha
  • Bronte Carmichael as Leida
  • Noof Ousellam as Corv
  • Kathryn Hunter as Eedy Karn
  • Ben Bailey Smith as Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin
  • Lee Ross as Kloris
  • Alex Ferns as Sergeant Linus Mosk
  • Muhannad Bhaier as Wilmon
  • Wilf Scolding as Captain Vanis Tigo
  • Abhin Galeya as Salman Paak
  • Victor Perez as Rashi
  • Alex Lawther as Karis Nemik
  • Duncan Pow as Melshi
  • Lucy Russell as Supervisor Grandi
  • Zubin Varla as Xanwan
  • Nicholas Moss as Lieutenant Keysax
  • Raymond Anum as Nurchi
  • Ben Miles as Tay Kolma
  • Antonio Viña as Kassa
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Arvel Skeen
  • Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Taramyn Barcona
  • Christopher Fairbank as Ulaf
  • Sule Rimi as Lieutenant Gorn
  • Brian Bovell as Jemboc
  • James McArdle as Timm Karlo
  • Clemens Schick as Ham
  • Rasaq Kukoyi as Birnok
  • Gary Beadle as Clem Andor
  • Josef Davies as Xaul
  • Tom Reed as Taga
  • Kieran O’Brien as Pegla
  • Pamela Nomvete as Jezzi
  • Mensah Bediako as Zinska
  • Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Yularen
  • Alex Blake as Flob
  • Rupert Vansittart as Chief Hyne
  • Nick Blood as Corporal Kimzi
  • Ron Cook as Willi
  • Lucas Bond as Young Cassian
  • Adrian Rawlins as Doctor Rhasiv
  • Paul McEwan as Intake Warden
  • Matt Dunkley as Doctor Mullmoy
  • Joshua James as Doctor Gorst
  • Richard Dillane as Davo Sculdun
  • Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
  • Lee Boardman as Kravas
  • Stephen Wight as Verlo
  • Stanley Townsend as Commandant Jayhold Beehaz
  • Latesha Wilson as Gani
  • Richard Katz as Colonel Petigar
  • Belle Swarc as Kerri
  • Matthew Lyons as Dewi Pamular
  • Liam Cook as Freedi Pamular
  • Michelle Duncan as Roboda Beehaz
  • Alfie Todd as Leonart Beehaz
  • Ragevan Vasan as Attendant Felzonis
  • Ian Whyte as Vetch
  • Kiran Shah as Granik
  • Roger Barclay as Captain Elk
  • Katrina Nare as Windi
  • Mike Quinn as Dewi
  • Gavin Spokes as Tenek
  • Damian Farrell as Freedi
  • Hugh Sachs as Senator Dhow
  • Finley Glasgow as Stekan Sculdun
  • Rosalind Halstead as Runai Sculdun
  • James Cooney as Apostle
  • Anil Goutam as Senator Teenar
  • Alice Orr-Ewing as Senator Vivyn
  • Chelsea Edge as Ingenue

Luthen Rael in Andor episode 11

That’s all the key figures from the Andor cast, but if you need to know more about Star Wars, dive into our guide to the Ahsoka cast and The Mandalorian season 4 release date. Don’t forget to check out everything new on Disney Plus this month to see what else is on the streaming service.

Elsewhere in George Lucas’s galaxy, check out our feature on the best Star Wars movie you’ve never seen and learn the great reason why Steven Spielberg turned down Star Wars. Also, take a look ahead to the new Star Wars movies to see what’s next for our favorite franchise.

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